Amintor, ah, thou faithless swain, Thus to requite me with disdain: To cheat a poor shepherdess into belief And leaving me big with dishonour and grief: To scorn me and laugh at my pain, To love me awhile, and scorn me again. I must confess I was betrayed By all the solemn vows you made; Yet do not insult, for it may be your turn To meet with disdain when you really burn. If this be the fate, you'll allow Your punishment's just for breaking your vow!
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author ( 17th century )  [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , "Amintor, ah, thou faithless swain", 17th century. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: John Versmoren
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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